Nigerian State takes huge leap towards Universal Health Coverage for its citizens

14 March 2014

Ilorin, 12 March 2014 – This week, the Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency Abdulfatah Ahmed launched the scale up of the Community Health Insurance Program, pledging access to affordable quality health care for at least 60 % of the population in Kwara by 2018. The Dutch organization Health Insurance Fund, in partnership with the Nigerian insurance company Hygeia, introduced this health insurance program in 2007 with the support of the Dutch government. Aim of the program is to provide affordable access to quality healthcare through the introduction of subsidized health insurance and the improvement of healthcare quality.

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Medical Credit Fund Receives OPIC Impact Award for Access to Finance

11 March 2014

We are delighted to announce Medical Credit Fund was presented with an 'Access to Finance' award as part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC, the U.S. government’s development finance institution) inaugural Impact Awards. Monique Dolfing-Vogelenzang, our managing director, accepted the award on Medical Credit Fund’s behalf from Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Beth Cobert at a ceremony held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC on March 11, 2014. She was joined on stage by President of the Calvert Foundation Jennifer Pryce and Deutsche Bank Head of Government Affairs Francis Kelly.

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